The Pew Research Center recently released an extended report on the changing religious demographics in the United States. Pew reports, "The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research... read more
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July 1, 2015
July 1, 2015
Tom Hall of WYPR interviews pastors Amelia Harris and Dr. Louis Wilson who discuss the role Sandtown-Winchester churches play in a community struggling with high unemployment, poverty, addiction, and crime. Pastor Amelia Harris is the co-pastor of the Newborn Community of Faith Church and Dr. Louis Wilson is pastor at the New Song Community Church. A podcast of the interview can be found... read more
May 20, 2015
ICJS scholars to speak in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2015.
The ICJS will be presenting “Interreligious Study as a Civic Good: The Case for Building Learning Communities through Religious Difference ” at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15 – 19, 2015.
In order to register or get more information please visit the Parliament of the World’s Religions website.
May 12, 2015
"Headlines in recent days have once again equated Islam with violence ... But current events in my own life have highlighted a different dimension of this 1400 year old religion practiced by 1.6 billion people."
In this article, President and Founder of the Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel reflects upon the interplay of his grandmother's kindness and faith, and the influence both had upon his religious development. He writes, "If you look at Islam only through the window of ISIL, you will see only violence. If you look at Islam through the... read more